Jul 24, 2007

Tim Nudd's Own AdCritic

My favorite AdFreaker, Tim Nudd, has been posting noteworthy TV spots to YouTube, thus creating something like a free version of AdCritic.

(UPDATE: Nick, from AdCritic, just wrote in to say that with their new site redesign, all the content on AdCritic, now known as creativity-online.com, will be free for the first seven days it's up. Way to go, Nick.)

This spot from Cingular, via BBDO, is one of my favorites. It does a great job of telling a fairly complex retail story in 30 seconds, staying focused on the product while entertaining us. The writing is very well done too: this could have been a disaster in lesser hands.

And, as per American Copywriter, it's been nominated for an Emmy, which made me happy because retail spots like this often get overlooked by award shows.


nick said...

Post-relaunch, everything that goes up on creativity-online (the website formerly known as AdCritic) is free for a week after it goes up. Just thought I'd let you know. In case you're looking for new spots and Emmy news. Keep up the lovable invective. Nick (yes, from Creativity Online, pardon the self-promo.)

Alan Wolk said...

Hey Nick. Self-promos from worthwhile sites always welcome.

Glad to see that you're a Toad Stool reader and hope that you'll continue to participate in this noble experiment.

Anonymous said...

is there a way to contact the toad? i'll be in the tri-state area soon.

Alan Wolk said...

@Sixth Reader: If you click on "About Me" you'll see my email- I'd post it put suspect that having it here would open the floodgates to spammers. But the logic goes something like: